It’s almost Memorial Day and for many it will mean heading out on the highway to a fun destination for the long holiday weekend. The American Red Cross has some travel safety information everyone can follow to help them enjoy their trip.
DRIVE SAFELY With more people on the roads, it’s important to drive safely. Be well rested and alert, use your seat belts, observe speed limits and follow the rules of the road. If you plan on drinking alcohol, designate a driver who won’t drink.
Other tips for a safe trip include:
If you are traveling with your pet, the Red Cross has special advice to make your trip more enjoyable.
GET READY FOR CHALLENGES Pay attention to the weather forecast for your destination. Travel and weather web sites can help you avoid storms and other regional issues that could impact your safety.
DOWNLOAD FREE APPS Another thing people can do is download the free Red Cross apps for mobile devices. The first aid app puts expert advice for everyday emergency at someone’s fingertips. If you know what disasters can occur near your destination, apps are available to help. The free apps are available for direct download from the Appleor Google Play for Android app stores.